The Black Moor is known for itís shiny velvet like black coat; it is the same as the Telescope-eyed (or Globe-eyed) Goldfish but an all black version. It is thought that the telescope eyes are less prone to infection among the Black Moor breed than the standard Telescope-eyed Goldfish.
The Black Moor is the only egg-shaped fish hardy enough to live in an outdoor pond other than the Fantail. Because they are so hardy the Black Moor can make a perfect starter fish if you want to go for something a little more unusual than a standard Goldfish.
Their life expectancy is around 5-10 years and they like a consistent temperature of around 50F Ė 60F with preference at the cooler side. As a Black Moor ages they develop a velvety texture to their skin, although if the water they are kept in gets too warm they are known to begin to show through an orange colour, if this happens it usually does not return even if you cool the water. A Black Moor will on average grow to around 6 inches in length, not including the tail.
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